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Bereavement Notice – Joshua Chornick

July 5, 2019 — 

The Faculty of Engineering regrets to inform members of our community on the passing of one of our students.

Joshua Chornick, 18, passed away on Friday, June 28 while hiking a trail east of Winnipeg in the Whiteshell region. This tragic event comes as disbelief to our community as Joshua having just completed the Engineering Preliminary Year was to start into the Electrical Engineering program this fall, was an active member of both the University of Manitoba Engineering Society (UMES) and the UM Space Applications and Technology Society (UMSATS). He was also the director for frosh integration and lead for EngO.

Josh will be remembered as a kind gentleman who was an artist, athlete and dedicated member of our Engineering community. His caring nature and gentle demeanour was synonymous with his character and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

We extend our deepest condolences to Josh’s friends and family during this difficult time.

Joshua’s obituary and details on his funeral service can be viewed here. A memorial service for members of the Faculty & University community will be announced at a later date. The flag at the U of M will be lowered for Josh on July 15.

In light of this tragic event, any students who feel they need to speak with someone are encouraged to reach out to the Student Counselling Centre, either by phone at 204-474-8592 or in person at the UMSU University Centre, room 474. This is a free, confidential service offered to all University of Manitoba students.

Faculty and staff members seeking assistance are encouraged to contact the Employee & Family Assistance Program by phone at 1-800-387-4765 or online at This is a free, confidential service offered for all University of Manitoba employees and their families.


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